the highs and lows of a semi-sannyasi

... I've been listening to Prabhupada's
talks on the cantos of the Srimad Bhagavatam

... he says the sannyasi pretty much leaves
the family behind, for a life of living
in the forests, and preaching about Krishna
and especially the concept of the transcendental
eternal soul

... I'm caught in a quandry, wherein if I hang
out with people who need to hear the message,
I sometimes have to break one of the 4 regulative
principles, then I can't chant

... I tought I heard Prabhupada say that an
old venerable guru named Rupee Goswami, if
I recall correctly, lived in the fruit laden
forests of more primitive India. He ran around
in a loin cloth, ate the wild fruit, and I
thought I heard Prbhupada mubble,
smoked ganja as he travelled around
preaching Krishna

... thats the high

... the low is getting a BBQ's chicken fat
smoke blown into your face

... I wasn't tempted by meat or booze, but
the ganja, I'm a sucker for

... at least I got to spread the word of
Krishna Consciousness to someone who needs
to know it

... that is my excuse, anyway

... maybe it will keep me out of the army :-)

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If it is the last words I utter, let it be Hare Krishna